The role of septal surgery in cosmetic rhinoplasty

Alberto Artuso, Jacopo Galli, Gaetano Paludetti, Claudio Parrilla, Roberto Gallus

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Abstract

Septoplasty is performed to resolve breathing problems, but it often becomes pivotal to correct external nasal deviation, representing a central step in rhinoplasty surgery. Even in patients with no functional problems, septal surgery may represent the best solution for obtaining a proper realignment of the external nasal pyramid. One-stage septorhinoplasty has become the standard of treatment for a deviated nose, hence septoplasty cannot be considered as a separate procedure to perform before or after rhinoplasty or as a partial operation subject to later revision. The aim of this article is to discuss the close relationship between the nasal septum and the aesthetics of the nose, and how a graduated surgical approach for the correction of septal deviations could affect the external deviated nose.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-153
Number of pages8
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume33
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Deviated septum
  • Septoplasty
  • Septorhinoplasty

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